Saturday, December 18, 2010


This is my second year to participate in the Secret Santa Soiree. Georgie, "Decisionally Challenged" at has been the hostess for three years. It has been a blast for me. It requires a lot time and work. I regret she is contemplating not doing this any more. I understand her reasons. Georgie, I truly have enjoyed being a part of this event, and think you have done an excellent job. Should you decide to give it up, I will miss you very much. Thank you for letting me participate in the Secret Santa Soiree.

at was my Secret Santa. She is a lady that lives in Hill Country which is one the nicest places to live or visit. She selected the following sweatshirt for me. Each one is definitely Texas.

I enjoy most of Willie Nelson's songs. He was born and raised in Texas. Also, still makes his home here.

Anyone that watched TV knows Walter Cronkite. He was of the nicest TV personalities for a long time. He always made us fellow Texans proud.

There is nothing better than a big bowl of Blue Bell ice cream. It is a well known establishment located in the heart of Brenham,Texas.

She was going to include another well know Texas institution, Dublin, Texas Dr. Pepper. Nothing finer. Wish I had one right now. She could not get it all to fit on the shirt.

Now when I saw Shiner, that threw me. I have lived in Texas all my life, but did not know about Shiner. After a little internet research, I learned it is located in Shiner,Texas in Hill Country. This distributor has been producing this drink for years. It, and many other brands, are very popular. Lord only knows what would happen to me if I drank one. Nevertheless, it is a big thing in Texas. The art work on the shirt is Stacy's personal blog logo holding his bottle of Shiner.

This is the sweatshirt she had designed for me. It is so warm and comfortable. I will be happy to show off the things that makes Texas proud. Thank you very much Stacy for your ideas on this.

She did not stop with that, she included a gift card to Whataburger. I eat way too many Whataburger Jr's. This will be enjoyed to the last bite.

Now this is the recipient of these gifts. However, that is Egg Nog I am holding, not Shiner. I love Egg Nog, spirit free of course. This is not the greatest of photos, but best I could do at taking myself.

Thank you very much Stacy for being such a good Secret Santa. Blessings to you and family during the holidays.



farmlady said...

That's a great photo of you. You sure don't look your age. What's your secret?. Eggnog?
The Secret Santa meme sounds like fun. Love the sweatshirt.
Merry Christmas!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Merry Christmas LaVoice! What a fun thing to do with your blogging friends. You look good in that sweatshirt ;>)

Stacy Hackenberg said...

So glad you like it! Merry Christmas!

Oklahoma Granny said...

What fun gifts! Yum - I love eggnog too.

bj said...

Oh, are the CUTEST little tiny thing.
That shirt is just perfect!! hahaa
I love it.
You are such fun and so young looking ...
Have a blessed Sunday...
Excuse me now....I am going to pour myself a glass of egg nog, (no NOG in it).
hugs, bj

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh LV Sweetie...
What a beautiful share. You are so darn cute. I love this photo of you. Thank you SO much for sharing it tonight. I love your sweatshirt, it is definitely you, and it will keep you warm on those cool days yet to come.

Eggnog, yum, do you have an extra bottle of that stuff? Beautiful gifts from a friend.

Hope you are well sweetie. Many hugs and so much love to you, Sherry

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

How fun! And LV, you look wonderful and beautiful in your photo showing your Secret Santa stash of goodies.

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you dear friend for stopping by! I am sooo happy to have you as a blogger seems amazing to me that it is going on another year since meeting you :o) Have a wonderful, blessed Christmas!

Sunny said...

What a great picture, you look so cute in your sweatshirt.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your nice comments; I wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2011.
☼ Sunny

Tete said...

What a fun shirt and you look so good in it! I didn't know all that cool stuff was from Texas!
I am going to do a search on this burger place too!
Girl, you need to blog that someday. A photo of a big juicy Texas burger would do us all good!
Merry Christmas!
Hugs- Tete

Red Nomad OZ said...

What a great personalised gift! No wonder you want to do the Secret Santa thing each year!

Merry Xmas!!

PS Looks great on you, too!!

Unknown said...

OH LV you look sooo cute in that sweatshirt!!!! I am so glad you joined in for SSS again this year and guess what Coloradolady will be taking over the SSS if you do not know her yet...let me just say you will love her!

Anonymous said...

You look very pretty on the photo and so young.
Are you sure you are 81 years old ?
I wish you a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New year : a good health and properity for you and your family.


Gerry's Soap N Stuff said...

Hi LV, You look wonderful and healthy to boot! Whatever you are doing, keep it up!
I have never lived in Texas, but have been through the norther and the southern areas. I love Texas, especially the plains!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

These are great gifts and you look so cute in your sweatshirt!